Gogebic County Roads
and State Highways
Outside of the City Limits
November 1st ~ April 15th
STATE OF MICHIGAN
TRAFFIC CONTROL ORDER NO. PA 27-07-92
The Gogebic County Road Commission
As you can see, 2014 has been a busy construction year. The majority of the construction work was performed due to the flooding in 2013. Work was done by both the work forces of the Gogebic County Road Commission and private contractors. Funds were received by numerous governmental agencies with cost participation from the Gogebic County Road Commission. Funding from the townships also includes cost participation from the Gogebic County Road Commission.
East Shore Road
A culvert on East Shore Road was replaced due to the flooding event of 2013. Funding was from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) administered through the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT).
Total Cost $70,000
Culvert Replacements in Watersmeet Township
Eleven (11) culverts were replaced on Thousand Island Lake Road. Other locations were on Beaver Station Road, Bass Lake Road, and South Cisco Lake Road. Trees were removed along Thayer Road which was also ditched to improve drainage run-off issues and gravel was placed on the roadway. Funding for these projects was from Indian Reservation Roads (IRR) Program Funds, Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads (ERFO) approved by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Gogebic Resource Advisory Committee administered through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The work done on these projects was necessary due to the flooding event of 2013.
2014 Gogebic County Road Commission Projects
New Year's Day
Hours of Operation
(May ~ September)
Monday ~ Thursday
6:00am - 4:00pm
(October ~ April)
Monday ~ Friday
7:00am - 3:00pm
Underwood Grade & Blackjack Road Bridge
Flooding damage repairs from 2013 were done on the Underwood Grade and the Blackjack Road Bridge with funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Total Cost $60,000
Chaney Lake Road
The first phase (4 miles) of reconstruction included hot mix asphalt crushing, shaping, resurfacing and shoulder work. Funding for this project was from Federal, State, and the Gogebic County Road Commission.
The second phase (5 miles) of reconstruction included hot mix asphalt crushing, shaping, resurfacing and shoulder work. Funding for this portion of the project was by Priority Roads Investments Program (PRIP) administered through the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT).
Total cost $1.5 million
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) funded five (5) culvert replacements on M-64 North and placed gravel on the shoulders of US-2, M-28, M-64, and US-45.
Total Cost $110,000
Culvert projects were done in Ironwood, Bessemer, and Eriwn townships. These 10 culvert replacements were necessary due to the flooding event of 2013. Funding for these projects was from Emergency Relief administred through MDOT and the Gogebic County Road Commission.
Total Cost $1.2 million
Pulverizing, gravel placement, hot mix asphalt, single & double chip seal, and additional roadside mowing was done in Bessemer, Wakefield, and Marenisco townships. Funding for these projects was from the townships and the Gogebic County Road Commission.
Crack filling and Dura patching was done throughout Gogebic County. These jobs were funded by the Gogebic County Road Commission under routine maintenance.